2015 Top Mergers and Acquisitions of 2015
In the Supply Chain Trends section of GlobalPurchasing.com Chris Beeson blogs about the semiconductor industry and the activity around mergers and acquisitions.
Who is Chris Beeson? He is the executive vice president of sales and supplier development for Digi-Key.
Here are a few of the Top Mergers and Acquisitions of 2015
Why did they merge?
In general, many semiconductor vendors are experiencing slower than ideal growth in existing markets and are taking the option to acquire others to expand their product portfolios—especially those that can give them the competitive advantages and greater opportunities in designs that target the IoT. Also, in an increasingly global market, semiconductor vendors are looking to develop higher revenue streams and build scale to meet the rising product development and advanced R&D costs.
All these, of course, can mean nervous times ahead, especially for those involved in a particular deal—and their customers. More often than not, customer concerns and how the deal may affect the supply chain could well be drowned out in the noise generated by the deal, including the worries of shareholders as well as share prices and board-member votes.
The blog also includes: Effects on the Supply Chain and Easing the Transition
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